Drew Barrymore never wanted to be divorced with two little girls, but her attitude about it is empowering

Drew Barrymore has some inspirational words about motherhood. During a recent interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Drew said she didn’t expect to raise kids on her own, but she’s handling it in the best way she can and bonding with her girls.

She and Will Kopelman divorced in 2016 after a three-year marriage, and have two daughters together; Olive is four and Frankie is two.

Even though she isn’t able to raise her girls in the “traditional” family that she always imagined, she’s taking it one step at a time, and we love how empowering her message is.


“It was just like my worst nightmare. I so wanted to raise kids in this ultra-traditional way and do everything so the polar opposite of my experience,” Drew said. “It really is about the tone you set and you can talk until you’re blue in the face but kids watch what you do every single day of your life, all day long, and that behavior and that example and that love and community and honesty is just, I think what’s making everything feel safe for my kids.”


“Sometimes the road is different than what you tried to make it or what you expected, and you just figure it out and figure it out with grace,” she added.

Beautiful words to live by, Drew!